Etymology
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stevedore (n.)

1828, earlier stowadore (1788), from Spanish estibador "one who loads cargo, wool-packer," agent noun from estibar "to stow cargo," from Latin stipare "pack down, press" (see stiff (adj.)).

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Definitions of stevedore

stevedore (n.)
a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port;
Synonyms: loader / longshoreman / docker / dockhand / dock worker / dockworker / dock-walloper / lumper
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